Students who attend Summit’s gap year program find themselves between two seasons of life. They seek community and direction as they leave home and enter adulthood. This community offers an experience that will take a student’s faith and propel them to engage the world with a strong biblical foundation.
An extraordinary opportunity for growth and excellence
Participants will spend the first semester on an inward journey, removed from the chaos of the world and the familiarity of home, being challenged in theology and critical thinking, community life, and practical living. The transition to the second semester will mark a turn in the road. Students will leave the retreat, sequestered setting into an urban environment where they will put into practice the life and learning of the first three months now engaged with the world as ambassadors of Christ. The students will graduate to return home, having made a year-long journey of finding their way to a new perspective.
August 25 – March 29
Snow Wolf Lodge, Pagosa Springs Colorado
August 25 – November 18, 2023
Summit campus, Manitou Springs Colorado
January 5 – March 29, 2024
Training Students to Worship with Their Head (Truth), Heart (Relationship), and Hands (Practical Living)
Truth: Students will learn from some of the nation’s top Christian scholars to help them understand how to think well and Christianly.
Relationship: Summit staff will help nurture each student’s spiritual formation while forming genuine relationships with classmates.
Practical Living: Students will learn what it looks like to form good habits and live like a Christian in their day-to-day lives.
Students study diverse subjects from top Christian scholars. Students have the option to receive college credits.
- Biblical Foundations
- History of Christian Thought
- Christianity and Politics
- English Literature
- Philosophy and Ethics
- Art, Theology, and The Church